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Some gadgets behave strangely or crash

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  • I know the online Live Gallery has been discontinued but I hope Windows 8 itself will ship with the gadget platform for backward compatibility as the Windows Developer Preview already does. I am using some Calculator and Volume control gadgets and these either make the gadgets process (Sidebar.exe) stop responding or they behave strangely like the volume display doesn't update properly when it is changed or the calculator gadget doesn't show its values properly. These gadgets work perfectly on Windows 7. I understand this being only a Developer Preview, there may be some bugs but I hope Microsoft fixes any bugs in the Gadget platform before Windows 8 is eventually released. At present, definitely compatibility is broken in Windows 8 for some Windows 7/Vista gadgets.
    • Edited by xpclient Monday, October 10, 2011 2:29 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 2:28 PM

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  • True I have the same problem with the Daemon tool gadget it makes the gadgets stop responding.

    Hope they fix the compatibility. 

    Friday, October 14, 2011 5:45 PM